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exult at (something)

To feel great happiness due to someone or something in particular. I doubt you could say anything to upset them right now—they're still exulting at their engagement.
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exult in (something)

To feel great happiness due to someone or something in particular. I doubt you could say anything to upset them right now—they're still exulting in their engagement.
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exult over (something)

To feel great happiness due to someone or something in particular. I doubt you could say anything to upset them right now—they're still exulting over their engagement.
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exult at something

 and exult over something
to rejoice because of something; to rejoice about something. We exulted at the end of the hostilities. The citizens exulted over the downfall of the dictator.
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exult in something

to take great pleasure in something; to enjoy something immensely. I exult in the beauty of a spring day. We exulted in the glory of summer.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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(67) Following the semicolon, we learn that Harriet has "exultingly proclaimed" the word at the exact moment of discovery when the reader has proclaimed it as well.
Christopher Hitchens exultingly proclaims, "Thanks to the telescope and the microscope it [i.e., religion] no longer offers an explanation of anything important." (13) Richard Dawkins is more specific: "If the demise of God will leave a gap, different people will fill it in different ways.
Jubilantly, exultingly, they ran yelling to fill their flasks and jugs.
On his release, [he American-press exultingly, announced the victory of Anglo-Saxon procedure by articles entitled, "Such and Such a Government Cannot Take X.
In the famous passage of the Narrative's second chapter, in which Douglass describes the slave songs, he says that the slaves would "sing most exultingly the following words:--/ I am going away to the Great House Farm!
It abounds with words and phrases that echo The Diary of a Public Man: "quaint," "mischief," "disagreeable," "absurd," "ascertained," "wildest," "peremptorily," "disquieted," and "intimated." Hurlbert's alliterations persisted--"friendly financiers," "rattled rapidly," "exultingly exclaimed," "utterly unlike," and so on.
He disgusted me much while with him, for when a horrid blow-fly, bloated with some carrion food, buzzed into the room, he caught it, held it exultingly for a few moments between his finger and thumb, and, before I knew what he was going to do, put it in his mouth and ate it.
Exultingly deploying a playful double-entendre, Arly shouts to Sherman that 'the moment of exposure has come' from behind the security of the camera's black hood before proceeding to extend the 'barrel of Mr.
Out he bounds, picking his car with a practiced eye, and swings himself exultingly to a flying stirrup.
They ride their giant beasts exultingly, take pride in their achievements, tease each other, look forward to the season of their favourite meats, are enraged by unacceptable changes, admire, for example, the courage and great good will displayed under traumatic pressure by Bren Cameron, and are profoundly moved by the moment when man'chi ('the one association that defined a specific individual') (8) is discovered or created.
I follow those heathen [the rambunctious jazz orchestra]--follow them exultingly. I dance wildly inside myself; I yell within, I whoop; I shake my assegai above my head, I hurl it true to the mark yeeeooww!
He effusively acknowledged Congress's gift a few days after Monroe's letter and the book arrived, exultingly expressing his admiration for the "venerable" delegates at Philadelphia in 1787, who had endured "much anxiety, debate, and difficulty" to create our "present inestimable Constitution." "A candid and liberal disposition on all hands resulted in the 'preclurum singulare quid' which we now so happily enjoy, may it be perpetuated," he rejoiced.
race which has prevented it from rushing exultingly into the writing of
religious houses in 1535-36, exultingly reported to his master,
For example, at the massacre following the surrender of Fort William Henry in The Last of the Mohicans, Cooper compares "the flow of blood" "to the outbreaking of a torrent." And he goes on to note that "as the natives became heated and maddened by the sight, many among them even kneeled to the earth, and drank freely, exultingly, hellishly, of the crimson tide" (176).